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2016 Abela Vineyard Abela Red Blend - Napa Valley bottle shot
Rutherford Ranch
Abela Vineyard

Abela Red Blend

Napa Valley

2016

  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Aging: 18 months in French and American Oak
  • Alcohol: 14.5
Olive Branch
Classic characteristics of black currants, ripe plums, violet, with a hint of dried herbs.This full-bodied wine has a robust structure and flavors of rich dark cherry, chocolate and cooking spices.50% Malbec, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard Notes

Winemakers across Napa Valley reported another stellar harvest for 2016. Bud break began early due to a warm spring, and the summer then brought moderate daytime temperatures with cool evenings. Harvest started early, in mid-August, and progressed at a steady pace. October ushered in a few rain showers that put a swift end to a successful harvest.

Food Pairing Notes

Pair our Abela Vineyard Red Wine a delicious cheeseburger or slow-braised beef short ribs with a cheesy polenta.

Production Notes

Our Abela Red Wine represents a unique opportunity to experience a limited release Napa Valley red blend that is crafted from Estate-grown fruit. While the Rutherford appellation is celebrated for producing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, we have meticulously selected and cultivated clones of several other red varietals that are ideally suited to the Estate’s terroir. For the 2016 vintage, we paired Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon to create an elegant and distinctive blend.